The Old Waterworks (TOW) is an artist-led charity in Southend-on-Sea that provides studios, facilities, and research and development opportunities for artists.
TOW is home to studios occupied by artists living in and around Southend. We have a research library which houses the Grrrl Zine Library and is supported with publications and reading groups hosted in collaboration with The Other MA and Pluto Press as part of the Reading Room. We host Riso Club with our risograph printer where we provide a service for small-run DIY publications, workshops and low cost printing. We hold screen-printing workshops with Sugar Storm Studio on a monthly basis as part of Print Club. On Wednesday evenings in our screening room the White Bus Cinema hosts archive film screenings on their 16mm and 35mm projectors.


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The Old Waterworks

North Road




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